Mipac has direct access to the copper mining capital of the world, Chile, through its agent NyM which actively promotes Mipac’s tankhouse products, including CellView® and Copper Monitor, to the Chilean market.
Thanks to significant resources, progressive legislation and an economic environment which supports foreign investment in the mining sector, Chile produces more than one-third of global copper output.
According to Chile’s Minister of Mining, Aurora Williams, mining investment in Chile is estimated at about $105 billion from this year through to 2025. This figure includes a recently announced $23.5 billion in allocated funds for state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, to revamp century-old mines with depleting reserves of profitable ore.
Mipac appointed NyM in 2011 to represent Mipac and take advantage of opportunities in this significant mining country.
NyM’s successes to date include supplying Copper Monitors for the Anglo American-owned Mantos Blancos mine, and the supply and commissioning of a wireless CellView® voltage monitoring pilot system for an electro-winning tankhouse in Chile. The latter includes all available operator software features including short detection and KPIs.
“NyM is owned by Chile’s leading import and export agency, Nicolaides,” Mipac Business Development Manager says.
“Focusing on measurement, control and process optimisation in mining companies, its reputation and established customer relationships mean Mipac’s products are best represented to the Chilean market.
“Mipac’s Managing Director, Eddie DeRivera, and I were in Chile recently to present at Automining 2014 and took the opportunity to support NyM’s assistant manager of business, Kresimir Ljubetic, by accompanying him on visits to key processing facilities.”
In 2015, Mipac will increase its in-country support for NyM